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    The Great Image has No Form, or On the Nonobject through Painting
    The Great Image has No Form, or On the Nonobject through Painting
    In premodern China, elite painters used imagery not to mirror the world around them, but to evoke unfathomable experience. Considering their art alongside the philosophical traditions that inform it, The Great Image Has No Form explores the nonobject and a notion exemplified by paintings that do not seek to represent observable surroundings. Francois Jullien argues that this nonobjectifying approach stems from the painters and deeply held belief in a continuum of existence, in which art is not distinct from reality. Contrasting this perspective with the Western notion of art as separate from the world it represents, Jullien investigates the theoretical conditions that allow us to apprehend, isolate, and abstract objects. His comparative method lays bare the assumptions of Chinese and European thought, revitalizing the questions of what painting is, where it comes from, and what it does. Provocative and intellectually vigorous, this sweeping inquiry introduces new ways of thinking about the relationship of art to the ideas in which it is rooted.
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    AU$ 74.99

    Book Author
    François Jullien and Jane Marie Todd
    Genre Philosophy
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    University of Chicago Press
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